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Pocket Remmy

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Pyro, Mar 16, 2011.

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  1. Pyro

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    I've decided to get one of these little shines from Dixie gun works.
    Problem is I can't decide which one to get: the brass, steel, or the nickel.
    Does the nickel have a steel frame or a brass frame? The description says it's a "nickel frame" and I don't really believe that can be right. Also are their any benefits to nickel besides steel or brass? I know brass does not rust as aggressively as steel does, does a nickel coating offer even more protection?
    Do the brass frames have "stretching" issue like in the Colts? Such a tiny little gun I can't imagine a "stoat" load would be all that stoat.
     
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  2. junkman_01

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    What's 'stoat'? I never load my guns with stoat. I only use powder and lead bullets (and a greased wad).
     
  3. BConklin

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    might be a "stoat" load if you were using weasel grease for lube...but I think he meant "stout" ;)
     
  4. Busyhands94

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    they sell pocket remmy kits here for cheaper than you could find a completed one! they look pretty easy to build too and you will be able to say "I built this" instead of "i bought this" http://www.possibleshop.com/pistol-c-b-kit.html
     
  5. Pyro

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    Pfff hah, no idea why I spelled it "stoat". Musta been thinking of the squirrels outside.
    That's an awesome kit, but they are out of stock.
    Any other sources would be much appreciated!
     
  6. Captain*kirk

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    The nickel finish is over a brass frame. Buy the steel one.
     
  7. PRM

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    Had one of the brass frame ones for about 10 years ~ wished I hadn't sold it.

    You asked about the brass frame durability. Mine held up extremely well. Was as tight when I sold it as the day I brought it home. You aren't gonna have a problem shooting 10 grains of FFFG.
     
  8. BHP FAN

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    PRM is right....and I still have mine.
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    you might be able to have then back order the kit, or wait until it is in stock again.
     
  10. Pancho

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    I'm not a big fan of brass frames especially in 44 cal. but I don't think over stressing with big loads would be much of an issue with the little 31 cal. I've been doing some research and the nickel guns are brass.
     
  11. Tommygunn

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    Well, the one thing about this .31 caliber Remmie is that it is atleast historically accurate, unlike the others.
    There were 4 basic variants of this, two had steel frames and two brass frames. One of the steel versions had the brass trigger guard spur.
    Other differences involve front sight and the cut-out shape for the nipples.
     
  12. Pyro

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    What is the possible max load of powder can you even put into one of these things?
    I might go for the brasser, just love the look of brass in these old guns.
    Does the nickel plating offer anything other then good looks?
     
  13. Tommygunn

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    You can stuff it with BP until the ball won't seat far enough down.....
    As long as the ball CAN be seated down enough so the cylinder can turn it will be OK. The thing is, accuracy may vary -- just because you have a maximum load of BP doesn't mean it will be most accurate. You will have to play with the load...decrease it by a few grains, whatever, to establish what the particular gun likes best.
    Nickel plating is said to be easier to clean. I don't know because I don't have any nickel plated guns, but it's said that was a popular surfacing in the 19th century for that reason.
     
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    I have a measure made from an antique .32 rimfire case, but you could make one out of a .32 auto just as well.
     
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    BHP, I don't usually say this to another man but "nice guns"
     
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    Nice prices at Dixie with the sale going on. I have one steel frame with all the goodies minus the caps & powder of course.

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    thanks, jbr, I'll take that in the spirit in which it was intended!
     
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    How's this for a pocket Remmie!?:)
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    That's another one on my short list.
     
  20. BHP FAN

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    what is it?
     
  21. Jaymo

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    I was talking about the pocket Remy. I think that last one is a cap gun that uses the plastic caps.
     
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    So what are the dates of production for the different Remmington pocket .31s? Was there a model with a trigger guard?

    Is there a drop in .32S&W cartridge conversion like the .45 ones for the .44s?

    Where they ever made in other calibers?

    -kBob
     
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    Here is an older CVA that I used a Kirst Conversion in. It has a bbl liner and is in 22 Long Rifle. The older Pocket models varied quite a lot in specs and if you are thinking anout one, I would buy a brand new one of the Pietta's from Cabelas. They revamped them a year or two ago and made them much more like the originals.

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    This is an original (factory conversion) in 32 Colt.
     
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